Daily CyberCrime and Security Report for May 21, 2002

A daily survey of the latest cybercrime news from around the world.

MSNBC: State Dept. Sends Out Computer Virus 20-May-02 15:05:33 ET

Story Highlights:“The U.S. State Department inadvertently e-mailed several computer viruses to a mailing list this weekend that provides information on travel warnings…”

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“Subscribers to the departments ‘DOSTRAVEL’ list received copies of the Klez worm over the weekend; an apology e-mail arrived Monday morning…”

Full Story on MSNBC

ComputerWorld: Safer Than You Think? 20-May-02 09:51:46 ET

Story Highlights:“The FBI has seized computer equipment, including hardware, software and other peripherals from the home of Robert George Lyttle, who is suspected of being a member of the hacking group known as the Deceptive DuoSecurity is the No. 1 factor keeping many IT managers from deploying Web services…”

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“Many IT managers afraid to expose their Web services to the outside world until new security standards are firmly in place are deploying Web services only within their firewalls…”

Full Story on ComputerWorld Trend Micro Upgrades Products, Unveils Strategy 21-May-02 11:08:55 ET

Story Highlights:“Antivirus firm Trend Micro Inc. Tuesday announced a new suite of services designed to help users block viruses from entering their networks after an outbreak but before virus definitions are available, as well as clean up after outbreaks…”

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“The new services are the result of six months of customer interviews conducted by Trend Micro to help determine where customers need more help in fighting viruses…”

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ZDNET: Six Arrested Over ‘Nigerian E-mail’ Frauds 21-May-02 07:15:42 ET

Story Highlights:“Six people were arrested in South Africa last weekend on suspicion of being involved in the infamous Nigerian e-mail and letter fraud…”

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“South African police believe that the six people are part of an international fraud and drug-dealing cartel, and have been sending out many thousands of e-mail and letters in an attempt to defraud…”

Full Story on ZDNET

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